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There is a world above,
Form'd for the saints alone:
Thus star by star declines,
Till all are pass'd away;
To pure and perfect day:
Prayer for ministers.
8. 8. 6.
1 LORD of the church! we humbly pray
And speak thy holy word;
And needful grace afford.
2 Help them to preach the truth of God; Redemption through the Saviour's blood:
Nor let the Spirit cease
To us, of life and peace. 3 So may they live to Thee alone; Then hear the welcome word-Well done!
And take their crown above; Enter into their Master's joy, And all eternity employ
In peace, and bliss, and love.
2 Cor. ii, 16. Eph. vi, 18-20.
Attentive to our earnest prayer;
Successful pleaders may they be! 2 How great their work! how vast their charge!
Do Thou their anxious souls enlarge;
3 Teach them to sow the precious seed;
Teach them thy chosen flock to feed;
Souls that will well reward their pain. 4 Let thronging multitudes around
Hear from their lips the joyful sound;
And feel thy new-creating power. . 5 Let sinners break their massive chains,
Distressed souls forget their pains;
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8. 7.7. The gospel-trumpet. Ps. Ixxxix, 15. Isa. xxvii, 13. 2 Cor. iv, 13.. 1 HARK! the solemn trumpet sounding
Loud proclaims the jubilee;
Grace to sinners, rich and free:
2 Is the name of Jesus precious?
Does his love your spirits cheer?
Still removing doubt and fear?
Strangers to the joyful sound.
Join to plead before the Lord;
He alone can give the word:
Bring thy wand'ring outcasts home. 4 Brethren! let us freely offer;
All we have is from above:
What is this to Jesu's love?
His we are and all we have.
6-8's. Care for the souls of our scattered fellow-countrymen.
Acts xvi, 12, 13. Philem. 15. 1 Pet. iv, 10. 1 CHURCHES of Christ, by God's right hand
Thick planted in this favour'd land,
to the Colonies.
The lone and rugged wilderness!
And drooping hands sustain by prayer. 3 The heathen, who in darkness lay,
Wake to the dawn of heavenly day;
On distant shores, become unknown?
For thy dispersed ones we plead:
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The severed olive-branch. Zech, xii, 10. Rom. xi, 23. 2 Cor. iii, 14-16. 1 GREAT God of Abraham! hear our prayer;
Let Abraham's seed thy mercy share;